The Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference

December 19 – 22, 2018 • Booth 1625

McCormick Place | 2301 S King Drive, Chicago, IL, 60616

2018 Convention Schedule

Texas Dance Educators Association: JAN 10-13
Texas Association of School Administrators: JAN 29-31
Texas Music Educators Association: FEB 14-17
Southwest Music Summer Exhibition: JUL 26-28
National Dance Educators Organization: OCT 5-7
National Association of Music Educators: NOV 11-14
Midwest: DEC TBA

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Midwest Clinic

Connect with Chelsy Merrill in Chicago and start planning your 2019 travel. Look for our innovative InVision exhibit display. Stop by the booth to actually experience your next destination with our 3D InVision viewer. Don’t know where to travel yet with your ensemble? Ask for access to our Top 10 Student Destination Guide at booth #1625. See ya in Chicago!

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We’re not satisfied just being your go-to travel experts. Director’s Choice was founded by and for members of your director community. Our goal is to better your convention experience by providing easy access to our consultants and housing a community of your peers and friends. Every convention experience is crafted and designed with you in mind.


Conventions are about connecting with you face to face as well as connecting your to your next performance or travel destination.  Having time one on one with you is valuable, and we want to make the most of it.

  • Pre-schedule a meeting with your travel consultant to reserve time on the convention floor
  • Look for special offers- get FREE insider tips and how to articles by stopping by the booth
  • Don’t pass us by without stopping for your free gift or fun trinket
  • Ask us for a FREE InVision demonstration- step into our booth and your next destination
  • Grab the latest copy of our NEW Travel & Performance Resource, available only at our booth
  • Feel welcome to use our booth as a central meeting spot for friends and colleagues